Jean Hatfield Woods, 96, of Cannonsburg, Ky. passed away at the Community Hospice Care Center on June 15, 2014. She was born on March 14, 1918 in McCarr, Ky. to the late Grover Cleveland and Marie May Hatfield. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold Hatfield and Robert Hatfield and a sister Betty Jo Fedder.
Jean graduated from Boyd County High School and Morehead State University with a Master's Degree in Education. She was a beloved English teacher for 40 years with the Boyd County School System. She taught at Coalton Elementary, Summit Elementary Bear Creek Elementary, Cannonsburg Elementary and retired from Boyd County High School. She was elected to the Boyd County Schools Hall of Fame. She adored teaching and it was as much a part of life as her family. She always guided her students to get the most out of their education and in turn her students showed her much love and respect. She was a devoted Christian and, at the time of her passing was, the oldest living member of the Cannonsburg Trinity Methodist Church.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 74 years, Charles Herbert Woods, Jr.; a daughter Jean Ann Woods Cox of Charleston, SC; a son, Charles Herbert Woods III of Huntington, WV.; a sister, Peggy Hatfield Thirion and husband Tim, a brother Donald "Clancy" Hatfield and wife Mary Lou, a granddaughter, Michelle Cox of Los Angeles, CA; grandsons, Christopher Cox and wife Twila of Ft. Worth, TX, and Eric Cox and wife Lee Cox of Charleston, SC.; seven great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and leaves behind numerous loving students and friends.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel with Reverend Jim Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 12:45pm, Rose Hill Burial Park